Scottish Isles & the Edinburgh Military Tattoo

5th Aug 2020 8 nights Sails from Liverpool Black Watch W2022
Little Skippers Sailing
FROM ONLY £1,199 per person
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FROM ONLY £1,199 per person
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Offer must be confirmed at the time of booking. Offer covers selected house wines by the glass, selected beers, spirits and soft drinks, subject to availability. Applicable to new bookings only, made between 04/09/19 and 31/10/19, inclusive, on selected 2020 and 2021 sailings of five to 32 nights in duration. Freedom fare terms and conditions apply. E&OE.

Experience the very best of Scotland, with a perfect mix of remote islands, beautiful waterways and the attraction-packed historic capital. This enriching exploration presents untouched landscapes, captivating wildlife and ancient historical sites, and an unmissable opportunity to attend two iconic, internationally renowned events.

While a melting pot of extraordinary experiences awaits throughout your holiday, the chance to revel in the excitement of the Scottish capital’s most famous annual events is sure to stand out. [ReadMoreMob]Docking overnight in nearby Rosyth, you’ll be perfectly placed to head to Edinburgh at a time when the city comes alive with the International Festival’s performances of live theatre, music, opera and dance. Your specially timed call also coincides with the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. This quintessentially British occasion, which takes place on the esplanade of the city’s iconic castle, is watched annual by millions of viewers around the globe, though you have the chance to experience all the pomp, splendour and incredible performances from talented military bands live and in person. [ReadMoreDesk]

Aside from your very special visit to the capital, the time you spend ashore at three breathtaking islands will be simply unforgettable too. During a call at Kirkwall, capital of the Orkneys, you could tour to the 5,000-year-old village of Skara Brae, home to remarkable Neolithic structures that pre-date Egypt’s pyramids; visit the ancient ceremonial stones of Stenness and Brodgar; or savour the sight of mighty St Magnus cathedral. In the Shetlands, Lerwick is your gateway to Northmavine, boasting incredible coastal scenery and unspoilt sea vistas; and RSPB Sumburgh Head, where fulmars, puffins and various other bird species perch on spectacular sea cliffs. The Isle of Skye is also yours to explore from Portree. Unearth natural wonders, from Kilt Rock to the ‘Old Man of Storr’; or perhaps visit the historic Dunvegan and Eilean Donan castles, set amongst the island’s rugged landscapes. In addition to your land-based adventures, hours of scenic cruising by masterpieces of nature, including the astonishing Fingal’s Cave and Old Man of Hoy sea stacks; colourful Tobermory Bay; and the 13th century Duart Castle will provide fantastic photo opportunities.  

Bringing the world closer
Braemar in Bordeux, France

Our size advantage means we can take you to places that some of the larger cruise vessels simply can’t. We dock close to the heart of some of the world’s most beautiful cities and can take you on scenic cruising adventures showcasing inspirational landscapes. Our itineraries are expertly crafted to make the most of this advantage.

Smaller but spacious
Guest swimming in pool, Marquee deck, Boudicca

Aboard our smaller, friendlier ships you'll find there's plenty of room to stretch out by the pool, enjoy a drink and great conversation with like-minded guests, and make the most of your time away. Sailing with hundreds, not thousands, of others allows you to get ashore faster too, and make the most of each destination.

Service with a smile
Waitress with drinks and guest on deck, Boudicca

Each member of the Fred. Olsen team has been carefully selected for their warm and welcoming personalities. The quality of our people, supported by training and development, ensures they will give you a great holiday. In fact, 97% of guests rated Fred. Olsen’s friendly, attentive staff ‘Excellent’ or ‘Good’.

Black Watch is the ultimate home-from-home at sea: spacious with a friendly, familiar feel and providing a traditional cruise experience. Refurbished at the end of 2016, the 804-guest Black Watch features stylish new décor, fittings and furniture, plus the new Black Watch Room restaurant.

What's more, new soft furnishing, smart TVs and mini-bars enhance the accommodation on board, while the cinema has been upgraded too. Despite all these new features, Black Watch still retains her sleek, intimate style and has a welcoming ambience - just like the rest of the Fred. Olsen fleet.